2021 Broc Cellars ''Love Sparkling'' Chenin Blanc Pétillant Naturel, Paso Robles, California, USA

100% Chenin Blanc, as crisp and dry as can be but with Chenin’s waxiness making a subtle appearance. Lean and bright, this is a little too easy to drink so it's best to grab a couple at the very least.



They use the Petillant Natural method for making the Love Sparkling. For 2020, the juice was left on the skins overnight and pressed into stainless steel tank. Fermented until it reached 15 grams of sugar, then chilled the wine down to stop fermentation and bottled the juice. As it warmed up, fermentation occurred again in bottle. Wine spent 7 months in bottle and was disgorged by hand with no dosage.


Chris Brockway came to call Berkeley home (for his cellar anyways) by way of Omaha, Nebraska, where he was born and raised, Seattle, and finally Los Angeles, with a couple short stops in between. After graduating from the University of Nebraska, he began working in restaurants around the city before decamping to the Pacific Northwest, where he ultimately became interested in wine. After a friend joked that he should learn how to actually make it, he packed his things and enrolled in winemaking courses at UC Davis. He finished his studies and quickly landed a job at JC Cellars, by all means a conventional winery. At the same time he began to frequent Terroir, San Francisco’s first natural wine bar, and began to think a lot about experimenting with the wines he liked to drink. And so, with a few small experiments, Broc Cellars was born.


Grape(s) Chenin Blanc
Farming Organic